Pending Home Sales Turnaround

July 12, 2011
By: cometrealty

Pending home sales rose strongly in May with all regions experiencing gains from a year ago, pointing to higher housing activity in the second half of the year, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 8.2 percent to 88.8 in May from an upwardly revised 82.1 in April and is 13.4 percent higher than the 78.3 reading in May 2010. The data reflects contracts but not closings, which normally occur with a lag…
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Happy Comet Realty Clients

July 8, 2011
By: cometrealty

In May of 2011, Tim Townley, Broker, listed 185 Aspen in Arroyo Grande as a short sale, and closed it successfully within 69 days for more than 95% of the asking price!  Short sales can be stressful transactions for all parties involved. Let Tim, or any of our other experienced Realtors, negotiate YOUR transaction and experience the Comet Realty difference for yourself. Tim can be reached at 805.440.8735 or Tim@CometRealty.com. 


Is this the time to invest in Real Estate?

July 6, 2011
By: cometrealty

The secret to investing is to buy low and sell high!  There I’ve given you all the #1 tip in Real Estate investing!  The tricky part is finding out exactly when low is the lowest, and when high is the highest.  It is easy to see when the bottom is a couple of years after we have hit it–but that like all hind sight it does not help us right now.What does help us is watching trends, and reviewing historical data.  Real Estate has been…
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Happy Comet Realty Clients

July 4, 2011
By: cometrealty

Olivia is out at Avila Beach sporting her Comet Realty re-usable shopping bag which she uses to carry her sand castle building materials to and from her home. Thanks for sharing, Olivia! Comet Realty loves Olivia! 


Hayley’s FENG SHUI TIP: Eyes of the Home

June 28, 2011
By: cometrealty

WINDOWS ARE THE EYES OF THE HOME We were out showing houses last summer and not only was I not quite prepared for this place, but my client wasn’t either! The windows were so filthy, you literally could not see through them. The only reason you can see through the one on the left is because the pane was missing!!!  In feng shui, the windows are called “the eyes of the home”. They are related to your ability to see clearly in life. Keeping your…
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Quote of the Day

June 21, 2011
By: cometrealty

“In a real estate man’s eye, the most expensive part of the city is where he has a house to sell”. ~Will Rogers


Owning a Home is the Anchor to “The American Dream”

June 12, 2011
By: cometrealty

RISMedia, June 10, 2011—Despite the ups and downs of the housing market, home owners and non-owners alike consider owning a home essential to the American Dream. That’s the key finding of a recent survey of people likely to vote in 2012 that was conducted on behalf of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) by Public Opinion Strategies of Alexandria, Va., and Lake Research Partners of Washington, D.C. “The survey results show that Americans see beyond the immediate housing market to the enduring value of…
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Hayley’s FENG SHUI TIP: Clutter in the Kitchen

May 24, 2011
By: cometrealty

I am STILL working on clutter around my house. For some reason, just when I think I have it under control, it looks as if a bomb went off in my house. Does this happen to you too?  My friend Sara Caputo, the completely organized owner of Radiant Organizing out of Santa Barbara. has a most excellent blog (http://www.radiantorganizing.com/blog/). Twice a week she posts something incredibly useful. She said that the reason we have clutter is that we have poor decision making skills. I agree…
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San Luis Obispo Local Realtors – Comet Realty

May 15, 2011
By: cometrealty

Insider real estate knowledge is irreplaceable. No matter what charts, graphs, listings and blogs you find on-line, there’s nothing more valuable than a well-informed opinion from a real estate professional with experience in your neighborhood or community. Call one of Comet Realty’s professionals today to get local knowledge on the local real estate market in San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara counties. Pictured from left to right in front of their 1965 Mercury Comet Station Wagon: Mike Copeland ®, 805.441.9021  Mike@CometRealty.com  Kristin Lachemann ®, 805.801.4653  Kristin@CometRealty.com Hayley Townley…
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